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NEWS - "Garland Fire Department responds to quick moving blaze"

GARLAND – By Cari Doutre – April 10, 2020

A fast-moving grass fire that started in Garland on Thursday, April 9, spread to a several vehicles and kept fire crews busy putting out the blaze.

The fire started at Nelson Metals at 1090 E. Factory St., at approximately 3:20 p.m. Fire crews were initially dispatched to respond to a grass fire at that location before receiving further information.

“While our crews were getting dressed, our dispatch agency advised per PD on scene, it was a vehicle on fire inside of a structure,” stated Javier Munoz, Engineer with the Garland Fire Department.

“We requested a working structure fire response and units from Tremonton Fire and Fielding Fire were dispatched,” Munoz added.

Prior to arriving on scene, dispatch advised the department that more vehicles were on fire.

“When we arrived on scene, we found three vehicles on fire along with debris and sagebrush inside the Nelson Metals business with no structures being threatened, as the fire was burning outside. Access was limited due to the terrain, but Nelson Metals did a good job clearing a path for fire units,” Munoz said. Story continues below...

Fire crews responded to a fire in Garland on April 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of Garland Fire Department
Heavy black smoke filled the scene of a fire in Garland on April 9, 2020. Courtesy photo
Fire crews responded to a fire in Garland on April 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of Garland Fire Department

With the help of Tremonton Fire, crews were able to control the fire with the resources they had on scene and Fielding Fire’s call was cancelled.

“A quick knock down was made by our crews and fire control and loss stop was obtained with the help of Tremonton Fire,” Munoz added.

It was that fast response from both departments that kept the fire from spreading, especially in windy conditions at the time.

“A quick response lead to a good save by crews,” Munoz said. “Not only did we battle access to the fire but also high winds.”

“The fire definitely could have been a lot worse if it wasn’t for the quick response,” he added.

No injuries were reported.


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